Newest methods to activate Windows 8/8.1 for FREE without software

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A lot of people say Windows 8 (8.1) isn’t a patch on Windows 7 but I don’t think so. Perhaps its Metro user interface is more difficult to use than traditional Start menu and you will have to spend hours to get the run of things. However, there is no denying the fact that Windows 8 shows outstanding performance against earlier Windows versions. Reduction of startup time is the easiest to see. Besides, if you own touchscreen computer, an upgrade to Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10 is needed in order to make maximum use of your hardware.

In today’s post, I will show you two ways to activate Windows 8 or 8.1 for FREE without using any software. If you really want to know how it works, please try first way (manual method). Or you can follow second way (batch file) if you need save your time. The following are the detailed instructions for activating all versions of Windows 8.1 and 8.

here is my windows 8 activation status on control panel

Method 1: Manual

Step 1: Select the right license key for your Windows edition. Here’s the list of Windows 8/8.1 KMS client setup keys.

W8 Core: BN3D2-R7TKB-3YPBD-8DRP2-27GG4

W8 Core Single Language: 2WN2H-YGCQR-KFX6K-CD6TF-84YXQ

W8 Professional: NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4

W8 Professional N: XCVCF-2NXM9-723PB-MHCB7-2RYQQ

W8 Professional WMC: GNBB8-YVD74-QJHX6-27H4K-8QHDG

W8 Enterprise: 32JNW-9KQ84-P47T8-D8GGY-CWCK7

W8 Enterprise N: JMNMF-RHW7P-DMY6X-RF3DR-X2BQT

W8.1 Core: M9Q9P-WNJJT-6PXPY-DWX8H-6XWKK

W8.1 Core N: 7B9N3-D94CG-YTVHR-QBPX3-RJP64

W8.1 Core Single Language: BB6NG-PQ82V-VRDPW-8XVD2-V8P66

W8.1 Professional: GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9

W8.1 Professional N: HMCNV-VVBFX-7HMBH-CTY9B-B4FXY

W8.1 Professional WMC: 789NJ-TQK6T-6XTH8-J39CJ-J8D3P

W8.1 Enterprise: MHF9N-XY6XB-WVXMC-BTDCT-MKKG7

W8.1 Enterprise N: TT4HM-HN7YT-62K67-RGRQJ-JFFXW

 

Step 2: Right click on the start button and open Command Prompt (Admin).
open command prompt as admin

Step 3: Use command “slmgr /ipk your_key” to install a license key (your_key is the activation key you got above).
install a new kms license using "ipk" command
license installation success message

(Note: You need to hit [Enter] key to execute commands.)

 

Step 4: Use command “slmgr /skms kms8.msguides.com” to connect to my KMS server.
setup a new kms server using "skms" command
kms server has been added successfully

 

Step 5: Activate your Windows using the command “slmgr /ato”.
activate your windows using "ato" command
success notification

 

Check the activation status again.

check your windows activation again

Method 2: Batch file

Step 1: Copy the following code into a new text document.

@echo off
title Activate Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 ALL versions for FREE!&cls&echo ============================================================================&echo #Project: Activating Microsoft software products for FREE without software&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo #Supported products:&echo - Windows 8 Core&echo - Windows 8 Core Single Language&echo - Windows 8 Professional&echo - Windows 8 Professional N&echo - Windows 8 Professional WMC&echo - Windows 8 Enterprise&echo - Windows 8 Enterprise N&echo - Windows 8.1 Core&echo - Windows 8.1 Core N&echo - Windows 8.1 Core Single Language&echo - Windows 8.1 Professional&echo - Windows 8.1 Professional N&echo - Windows 8.1 Professional WMC&echo - Windows 8.1 Enterprise&echo - Windows 8.1 Enterprise N&echo.&echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo Activating your Windows...&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ckms >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /upk >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /cpky >nul&set i=1&wmic os | findstr /I "enterprise" >nul
if %errorlevel% EQU 0 (cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk MHF9N-XY6XB-WVXMC-BTDCT-MKKG7 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk TT4HM-HN7YT-62K67-RGRQJ-JFFXW >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 32JNW-9KQ84-P47T8-D8GGY-CWCK7 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk JMNMF-RHW7P-DMY6X-RF3DR-X2BQT >nul&goto server) else (cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk GCRJD-8NW9H-F2CDX-CCM8D-9D6T9 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk HMCNV-VVBFX-7HMBH-CTY9B-B4FXY >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk NG4HW-VH26C-733KW-K6F98-J8CK4 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk XCVCF-2NXM9-723PB-MHCB7-2RYQQ >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk BN3D2-R7TKB-3YPBD-8DRP2-27GG4 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 2WN2H-YGCQR-KFX6K-CD6TF-84YXQ >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk GNBB8-YVD74-QJHX6-27H4K-8QHDG >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk M9Q9P-WNJJT-6PXPY-DWX8H-6XWKK >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 7B9N3-D94CG-YTVHR-QBPX3-RJP64 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk BB6NG-PQ82V-VRDPW-8XVD2-V8P66 >nul&cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ipk 789NJ-TQK6T-6XTH8-J39CJ-J8D3P >nul)
:server
if %i%==1 set KMS_Sev=kms7.MSGuides.com
if %i%==2 set KMS_Sev=kms8.MSGuides.com
if %i%==3 set KMS_Sev=kms9.MSGuides.com
if %i%==4 goto notsupported
cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /skms %KMS_Sev%:1688 >nul&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo.
cscript //nologo slmgr.vbs /ato | find /i "successfully" && (echo.&echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo #My official blog: MSGuides.com&echo.&echo #How it works: bit.ly/kms-server&echo.&echo #Please feel free to contact me at msguides.com@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns.&echo.&echo #Please consider supporting this project: donate.msguides.com&echo #Your support is helping me keep my servers running everyday!&echo.&echo ============================================================================&choice /n /c YN /m "Would you like to visit my blog [Y,N]?" & if errorlevel 2 exit) || (echo The connection to my KMS server failed! Trying to connect to another one... & echo Please wait... & echo. & echo. & set /a i+=1 & goto server)
explorer "http://MSGuides.com"&goto halt
:notsupported
echo ============================================================================&echo.&echo Sorry! Your version is not supported.
:halt
pause >nul

Create a new text document.

create a new text file

 

Step 2: Paste the code into the text file. Then save it as a batch file (named “1click.cmd”).
copy all codes into this document
set the file name is "1click.cmd"

 

Step 3: Run the batch file as administrator.
run this batch file with admin rights

 

Please wait…
please wait while activation process is called

 

Done!
product activated successfully

 

Check the activation status again.
check again if your windows is activated or not

Newest methods to activate Windows 8/8.1 for FREE without software
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If you would have any questions or concerns, please leave your comments. I would be glad to explain in more details. Thank you so much for all your feedback and support!


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188 thoughts on “Newest methods to activate Windows 8/8.1 for FREE without software

  1. John Q

    I used the batch command document for my windows 8.1 Enterprise..

    Wow…this is so easy, so good.

    You’re very smart!!!!

    Reply
  2. win8prouser

    I am having troubles activating windows 8 and this is the best solution you ever shared, thank you very much.
    If anyone else have trouble activating, you are doing it wrong!

    Reply
  3. Christina

    Thank you for helping me. This worked. Your steps made it very easy to install. I tried many product codes and was scared of my computer shutting down. I have a new harddrive after my computer crashed, I am not very good with technology at all. I also live in a very isolated area so this was very very helpful. One question I do have is, how long will this version installed last? I am so thankful to you. I had only one day until my previous license was to be expired and I was scared of my computer shutting down.

    Reply
  4. ASAD

    U do it …buddy……..Hats Off. Have been looking for long but nothing worked to activate my 8.1 pro…and was highly tense n angered on looking that damn Activation call out on my Screen all the time..

    BATCH FILE WORKED…THANKS AGAIN.

    Reply
  5. Nathan kasanda jr

    please my windows 8 is failong to be activated its saying that “pronduct key blocked” what should i do?

    Reply
  6. shizoid

    Method 1 activate my win 8.1 pro-N x64 (repack version) successfully. THANKS to author!

    But I have a question…
    Do I need to reactivate my system after a while? I heard this operation must be repeated after a certain time.
    Вecause if it needs to be repeated, this site should always be available…

    Thank a lot!!!

    Reply
  7. kinghamster

    NOTES! FOR EVERYONE WHO IS EXPERIENCING KMS CONNECTION ISSUES I HAVE FOUND A SOLUTION!
    a. Always run the cmd or batch files as admin when activating, and also make sure you have a stable connection, and finally…
    b. Make sure you have a CLEAN PC, if you dont know what this means, if you have used a kms activator on your PC before (KMSPico, Reloader etc) then there you have it! Such modifications can prevent you from connecting to the new kms server and fail it, the only solution to this is to either remove EVERY trace of the activator, clean your pc with sfc and DISM and run an antivirus scan on the whole computer, removing your installed key may also help but if incase you didnt, then refreshing your pc is only way, refresh is enough for most times but if you used a really aggresive activator then guess you have to reset.
    So thats it, if your lazy finding the activators trace files then refresh your pc, then follow this guide again and/or make the batch file, thats it!
    I still activated my PC thru this procedure, i also thought its not working, but when i realized i used an activator, i decided to refresh my PC and now i activated it legally and virus-free!
    Hope this comment will help those in need, welcome in advance folks and happy new year!

    Reply
  8. RAMANPREET SINGH

    THANK U VERY MUCH SIR UR THE WORLD S BEST PERSON WHO DOES DOES NOT WANTS TO HARM OTHERS PC FROM VIRUS AND TROJAN MALWARES VERY WELL WORK DONE SIR I AM PROUD OF U. I WILL SUPPORT UR WEBSITE VERY MUCH THAT U CAN BECOME WORLD S BEST WEBSITE.
    THANK U A LOT SIR.

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